BioA: Soderberg, Mr. and Mrs. George (60th - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) January 15, 1953
Soderberg, Mr. and Mrs. George (60th
Anniversary - 14 January 1953)
and Mrs. George Soderberg, longtime residents of Northwest Clark
County, are observing their sixtieth anniversary on Wednesday,
January 14. No party was planned for them, but their
children, relatives and friends are dropping in on them to extend
Soderbergs have been permanent residents of Clark County for 41
years. Once residents of Chicago, they had come up here in
1904, had tried it for a few months, and had returned to the big
city. But in 1911 they tried again and made a stay of
When they came up in 1911, they brought a small
family. But as the years passed, they contributed to their
adopted county four sons and four daughters, living. Two children,
twins, died at birth.
Soderberg is now an invalid, but Mrs. Soderberg in her maturity is
intensely active. After reaching the age of 65, she took up art
crocheting, in addition to her household duties. She has
crocheted many beautiful pictures, which are displayed in the
Soderberg home. Three, which are framed, are "The Last
Supper," which is about 2 ½ feet by 5 feet; "The
Lord’s prayer," which is about 3 feet by 5 feet; and "The
Crucifixion," which is about 20 inches by 30 inches. Her
largest work on display is "The Declaration of Independence," about
5 feet by 6 feet.
Mr. Soderberg was born in Sweden, January 15, 1868, and will therefore be 85 years of age on Thursday, the day after the wedding anniversary. Mrs. Soderberg was born in Arendal, Norway, December 5, 1870, and is therefore 82 years of age. In addition to their eight living children, the George Soderbergs have eight grandsons and eight granddaughters. They were married in Chicago, in 1893.
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